100 Rubles (US$1.28; €1.10) P-A276; B-834 Color: Yellow Dimensions: 150 x 65 mm
The obverse side of the banknote exhibits a vibrant design. It prominently features the main building of Moscow State University, an iconic symbol of higher education in Russia. Adjacent to it is the Spasskaya Tower of the Moscow Kremlin, known for its striking appearance and the chimes that resonate through the city. Another notable landmark depicted on the banknote is the Zaryadye concert hall, accompanied by a floating bridge. The engineering marvel of the Ostankino Tower is also showcased, symbolizing technological advancements. Additionally, a QR-code is incorporated as part of the design, representing the integration of modern technology in currency.
On the reverse side of the banknote, a solemn scene unfolds, paying tribute to the Rzhev Memorial to the Soviet Soldier in the Rzhevsky District of Tver Oblast. This memorial honors the sacrifice of soldiers who fought during the Second World War. Above the memorial, birds in flight symbolize freedom and peace. The banknote further presents an aerial view of the Russian countryside, showcasing the nation’s diverse landscapes. A map of Russia serves as a reminder of the country’s vast territory and rich cultural heritage.
To ensure its authenticity and security, the banknote is equipped with several features. A 2-mm wide windowed security thread runs through the note, displaying demetalized “100” and “₽” (the symbol for the Russian ruble). These elements help in detecting counterfeit notes. Additionally, a watermark featuring the Spasskaya Tower and an electrotype “100” adds an extra layer of security.
The banknote is printed by the Federal State Unitary Enterprise “Goznak,” which is the official printing works of the Russian government, responsible for producing banknotes and security documents.
The banknote is dated 2022 and is expected to be introduced into circulation in the same year. Banknotes with the prefix “AA” will likely be among the first released.
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